Botanic Gardens Fernery the Best in England
The Daily Telegraph newspaper gardening column lists the fernery in Southport's Botanic Gardens as the best in England and the second best in the whole of the UK.
The Telegraph describes our fernery as "A splendid example of one of the many public ferneries constructed in the nineteenth century. Opened in 1876 and recently restored, the walls are covered in tufa, steps lead up to viewing platforms above grottoes at each end, and mirrors reflect endless ferny vistas"
John Dodd and his fellow councillors will fight to save the Botanic Gardens fernery and the aviary from the proposed cuts that the Labour Leader of Sefton Council decided to consult on.
An online version of the Telegraph gardening column about ferneries is here.